World Heritage Sites in South America

Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue (Paraguay)

Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue are part of a series of 30 missions in the Río de la Plata basin established by the Jesuits during the 17th and 18th centuries. Seven of these missions were located in Paraguay and the rest in present-day Argentina and Brazil.

Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis, World Heritage Sites (Argentina, Brazil)

The ruins of São Miguel das Missões in Brazil, and those of San Ignacio Miní, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa María la Mayor in Argentina, lie at the heart of a tropical forest. They are the impressive remains of five Jesuit missions, built in the land of the Guaranis during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Los Glaciares National Park World Heritage Site and Perito Moreno Glacier (Argentina)

Los Glaciares National Park is an area of exceptional natural beauty, with rugged, towering mountains and numerous glacial lakes. At its farthest end, three glaciers meet to dump their effluvia into the milky grey glacial water, launching massive igloo icebergs into the lake with thunderous splashes.
Malpelo Island: Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, World Heritage Site (Colombia) Editor Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:23
The pristine underwater environment of Malpelo Island's Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, off Colombia's Pacific coast, features dramatic cliffs, rock formations, caves and tunnels resulting in striking natural beauty. This vast marine park provides a critical habitat for threatened marine species.
National Archeological Park of Tierradentro World Heritage Site (Colombia) Editor Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:58
The archaeological area of Tierradentro, with its complex of hypogeal, are a unique testimony to the everyday life and ritual of a developed and stable society. It also reveals the social complexity and cultural wealth of a pre-Hispanic society in the northern Andean region of South America.